Class Notes: 5/1/2019
Psa 52:1-5; The doctrine of the cosmic system part 61
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Psa 52:1-5;Net Why do you boast about your evil plans, O powerful man? God's unfailing love protects me all day long!
v2 Your tongue carries out your destructive plans; it is as effective as a sharp razor, O deceiver.
v3 You love evil more than good, lies more than speaking the truth. (Selah)
v4 You love to use all the words that destroy, and the tongue that deceives.
v5 Yet God will make you a permanent heap of ruins. He will scoop you up and remove you from your home; he will uproot you from the land of the living. (Selah)
We are presently in a study of satan's cosmic system that is a system of arrogant demonic thinking that is comprised of lies and deceit from demonic viewpoint thinking that since the fall in the Garden of Eden, separated from God in the darkness of spiritual death has become the viewpoint of the entire human race. 1Cor 2:14; Rev 12:9;
At this point in our study we are examining the various manifestations of the arrogance complex. We have noted that arrogance makes the unbeliever susceptible to demon possession and the believer susceptible demon influence.
We are presently looking at the arrogance of unhappiness and were discussing unhappiness in marriage. We noted that marriages fail because believers make bad decisions from a position of weakness.
Marriages fail because fragmented believers in the arrogance of unhappiness assume that marriage is a panacea or a problem-solving device but it is not.
Marriage will not solve your problems. It may create a brief distraction but in the end it will only intensify your problems because people are no better in marriage than they are as people.
Virtue is designed for happiness. Happiness in marriage depends on virtue-love in three categories: personal love for God the Father, impersonal love for all mankind, and occupation with the person of Christ.
These three problem-solving devices are the road to recovery from the fragmented life after rebounding and moving on. These problem solving devices function most efficiently in spiritual adulthood where the believer has sufficient doctrine resident in the soul to solve problems with virtue.
Changing your spouse cannot solve marital problems because you can only change yourself not your spouse. Most people don't understand this so they approach their marital problems by trying to change the other person.
The arrogance of unhappiness is that fragment of the arrogance grenade that seeks to control one's environment, including the people in the environment such as family, friends, and loved ones.
The arrogance of unhappiness seeks to control people through guilt by trying to make people feel guilty for alleged neglect or through the arousal of sympathy from others for themselves.
Unhappy people become abusive, argumentative, and a general pain in the neck in their attempt to whip people into line. However, controlling others does not actually make the unhappy person happy.
The arrogance of unhappiness seeks to dominate and enslave, to control, and to exercise power over others.
You cannot build your happiness on the details of life: money, success, pleasure, social life, friends, relatives, health, sex, marriage, or children.
You cannot build your happiness on pleasant environment. You cannot build your happiness by changing the devil's world through crusades, reforms, social engineering, social justice, environmental justice, violence, civil disobedience, or revolution.
You cannot build your happiness on a moment of time, a moment of pleasure, a moment of power, a moment of stimulation, a moment of approbation, or a moment of success.
It is impossible to apply your most glorious moment to any adverse circumstance you are enduring and derive any happiness from it.
You cannot recall the good times when under the pressure of adversity because all you can think about is how miserable you are in the bad situation of your present circumstance.
You cannot build your happiness on self-gratification, including drug abuse, beauty, attractiveness, promises, or marriage and you cannot build your happiness on someone else's unhappiness.
Satan is the perfect illustration of the arrogance of unhappiness.
As Lucifer, Son of the Dawn, Satan was the most beautiful and the most brilliant creature that God had ever created. Satan had more success, power, personality, genius, and approbation than any other creature that existed.
Even after his fall satan presently rules millions and millions of fallen angels and humans. Yet having "everything," Satan is unhappy, frustrated, bored, and the most miserable creature.
Given satan's unhappiness why do you think you can be happy with the limited things you have or want? Those things will never make you happy because it is impossible to be happy without Bible doctrine as a standard of reference for thinking in your stream of consciousness.
The arrogance of unhappiness is the tragedy of holiday celebrations, the tragedy of family gatherings, the tragedy of marriages, the tragedy of friendships and social life, the tragedy of success, and the tragedy of wealth and prosperity.
Happiness is an individual state of your soul. Before happiness in the soul is attained there must be capacity. Capacity for happiness is not attained until you reach spiritual self-esteem and arrogance prevents the attainment of spiritual self-esteem.
This is why Paul states in Rom 12:3; "For I say through the grace which has been given to me to everyone who is among you: Stop thinking of self in terms of arrogance, beyond the point of what you ought to think, but think in terms of sanity for the purpose of being rational without illusion, as God has assigned to each one a standard of thinking from doctrine."
Being "rational without illusion" is capacity. God has assigned to you a standard of thinking that creates capacity for happiness. Without capacity there is no happiness.
Capacity begins with the cognitive self-confidence of spiritual self-esteem, continues in cognitive independence of spiritual autonomy, and is brought to completion in the cognitive invincibility of spiritual maturity.
Happiness is thinking, it is not doing or being stimulated. The thinking standard for happiness is doctrine, and that explains why so many believers are miserable; they don't know enough doctrine or if they do know it they don't recall it for application.
Happiness is a system of thought in the soul, it is a system of thinking that is comprised of Bible doctrine, it is not a pleasant circumstance or stimulation.
The person with happiness can enjoy pleasure and stimulation while remaining in a state of humility inside Gods spiritual power system and have the maximum possible happiness.
Happiness is never disappointed because happiness is the greatest problem-solving device.
Happiness is a state of the soul, it not something someone or something can do for you. Many people stand around waiting for others to make them happy but that is not possible because wherever you are you bring your own happiness.
The arrogance of unhappiness gives nothing and demands everything because it functions on the basis of entitlement.
The arrogance of unhappiness is one of the biggest problems we have in our country today and left unchecked it will eventually destroy our country.
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